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International Pediatric Summit Launching its events 22 February 2018

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashed Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance, and President of the Dubai Health Authority, and with support from Sheikh Hamdan Bin Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences, today marks the launching events of the second International Pediatric Summit for Rare Diseases in Children at The Westin Hotel in Dubai Habtoor Village. Over 750 doctors and pediatric specialists from around the world will be attending.

The conference commences today and will take place over three full days comprising of medical workshops led by Dr. Alan Lucas, professor of pediatric nutrition at the University of London. These will discuss the role of nutrition and the environment on healthy mental development, and they will take place in parallel with other workshops to allow participants greater variety and choice. Dr. Joseph Hamdan from the University of Balamand in Lebanon will discuss factors affecting physical development. Dr. Fatima Al Jasim from the Dubai Health Authority will discuss chest allergies and rheumatism and their effects on physical development in children. Dr. Dina Saleh from KidsHeart Medical Center will discuss diagnosis and treatment of mental health issues in children.

The conference will also hold specialized workshops for medical professionals on the treatment of venous thrombosis, and these will be held by Dr. Mohammad AlMarzouqi, head of radiology at Sheikh Khalifa Medical Center, Dr. Fahd Al Saheem, professor and director of specialized care at King Saoud University in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Dr. Saif Al Islam from the Abu Dhabi Health Authority.

Doctor Mohsen Al Mokresh from Mafraq Hospital will discuss treatment options for urinary incontinence in children. Dr. Junaid Khan, Head of Pediatrics at Al Rahba Hospital will discuss the distinction between normal and allergic skin rashes in preterm infancy and premature birth, as well as their treatment. Dr. Islam Al Baroody at Sheikh Khalifa Medical Center in Abu Dhabi and Cairo Medical College will present a comparative study on the etiology and treatment of colic pain in breastfeeding infants.